Executive Team

Team Profile

David Afugani
HEAD OF COMMERCIAL BUSINESS

Mr. David Afugani is the Head of Commercial Business overseeing Enterprise Business, Customer Care, Marketing, and Sales & Distribution.

Mr.David Afugani is the Head of Commercial Business overseeing Enterprise Business, Customer Care, Marketing, and Sales & Distribution.

Mr. Afugani has over 16 years of work experience from 8 multinational organizations having worked as Area Sales Manager at BAT Ghana, Sales Operations Manager at Diageo Ghana Plc, and National Sales Manager at Airtel Ghana Limited. He has also held strategic and top management roles in Ghana and West Africa for Rlg and KickStart International. Prior to joining Surfline, David worked as Head of Commercial for Lebara Ghana, Chief Commercial Officer for Inesfly Africa and Head of Commercial for Ghana Post. He also has a lot of experience in Africa, working as full time employee with various multinational companies and as a consultant on strategic projects across the continent.

He is also the founder of David Afugani Foundation and Managing Partner at Anteagle Equity Concepts where he specializes in startup, distribution, brand and turnaround management.

David is a graduate of the University of Cape Coast Business School where he worked as Teaching Assistant and Senior Research Assistant between 2001 and 2003. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Leicester School of Management and an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University, both in the UK. David is a member of Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG)

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Jacob Plange-Rhule
HR & Admin Director

Jacob Plange- Rhule is currently the Director of HR & Administration, HSSE Department of Surfline Communications Limited and also serves as a Board Director of the company.

Mr. Jacob Plange-Rhule is an Entrepreneur, an astute transformational leader, a Strategic Management and Innovative minded Professional with over fifteen (15) years of experience in Executive Leadership.His professional experience spans across various industries to include: Business Service & Consulting, Telecommunication, Transport, Trade Distribution,Agriculture, Mass Communication and Media. His ethical charisma and expertise has been demonstrated in his respective strategic roles in various organizations as: HR Director/Consultant- Africa Business Media Limited, Business Operations Manager -Planmor Company Limited, Managing & Associate Partner- Asare Odometa Plantations Limited, Managing Partner-SW Logistics, Ag. Greater Accra Regional Sales Manager- Kasapa Telecom, Head: Human Resources/ Ag. Executive Business Operations – Expresso Telecom, HR Consultant - KESAL Company Limited, HR & Operations Director -Chafal Company Limited, and  Executive Director of Dabreau Research Limited. He has been a frontier on numerous National Economic Stability Advocacy where in such strides, he had made advocacy contributions to various government regimes on macroeconomic connexions. He is also an expert in Organizational Turnaround, Reengineering, Restructuring and Value Chain Modelling.

Jacob Plange- Rhule is currently the Director of HR & Administration, HSSE Department of Surfline Communications Limited and also serves as a Board Director of the company.

Mr. Plange-Rhule is a product of the University of Ghana; Legon, and the prestigious Achimota School. He holds a Graduate Certificate and an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business. He is an alumnus of the Institute of Commercial Management, UK where he obtained two (2) Advanced Diplomas in Business Studies and Commercial Management respectively. He also holds numerous certifications in Human Resources Management; Strategic Management, Project Management,Actuarial/Statistics, Strategic Marketing, Customer Care & Investment Portfolio Advisory (Ghana Stock Exchange). He is also a Professional Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners -GH (IHRMP) and The Institute of Directors (GH) – (IOD). Mr. Jacob Plange-Rhule is a professionally certified HR and Management Practitioner and a member of the Association of Certified Corporate Practitioners in Africa(ACCPA). He is also a processed PhD candidate in Leadership and International Business.

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Mark Anthony Made
Legal and Regulatory Affairs Director

Mr. Mark Anthony Made is the director for Legal and Regulatory Affairs. He has oversight on all legal and regulatory/government dependencies for the business.

Mr. Mark Anthony Made is the Director for Legal and Regulatory Affairs of Surfline Communications Limited. He has oversight on all legal and regulatory/government dependencies for the business.

Mark is a Solicitor and a Barrister at Law who joined the business with a wealth of experience in Finance, Government and Telecommunications.

Prior to joining Surfline, he was Head of Legal and Regulatory at Helios Towers Ghana Limited, where he was responsible for facilitating land acquisitions for tower erections, ensuring legal and regulatory compliances as required, litigations and management of internal staff legal dependencies. He also worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he held two crucial positions as the Ag. Head, Legal and Enforcement and then Counsel/Board Secretary. In these capacities, he managed and supervised the Legal and Enforcement department in providing general legal advice, served as board secretary and played a pivotal role in the amendment of the Securities Industry Law, PNDL 333. He also acted as Legal Counsel for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, where he processed all Cabinet and Parliamentary approvals of government loans. In collaboration with the Attorney General’s department, he handled litigation cases and provided key legal inputs for private sector reforms and financial institutions.

Mark also worked with the Ghana Commercial Bank and Law Trust as Legal Officer and Associate Practitioner respectively.

Mark holds a Master of Law degree from Erasmus University in Netherlands, a post-graduate Certificate in Corporate and Investment Law from London Guidhall University.

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Eric Akwei
Network Planning Director

Mr. Eric Akwei is a product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

Mr. Eric Akwei is currently the Head of Design and Planning for Surfline Communications Limited; bringing, over seven (7) years of experience in wireless systems, IP services and Packet-Switched technologies.

He manages two (2) functional units that are responsible for day-to-day activities associated with network rollout planning, enterprise project planning, network security, network mapping & HLD, traffic management, capacity planning and capacity management process, growth planning, technology Capex budgeting.

Prior to joining Surfline he was a packet-switched core network engineer with Glo Mobile Ghana with extensive onshore and offshore trainings in data networks.

He joined Surfline as a planning engineer to coordinate deployment of EPC equipment and integration to third-party Billing and provisioning systems. He was promoted to product and core-planning manager in charge of development of new product and services and subsequently, to Director of Network Planning.

Eric has multi-vendor experience and certifications in radio planning, IP/Transmission and core networks such as:

  • CCNA, CCNP (Routing & Switching)
  • Huawei Network Planning and Design (Hangzhou, China)
  • Alcatel-Lucent 9500 MPR 5.1 (Vimercate, Italy)
  • ALU 9400 LTE & EPC
  • Huawei IP MEN & NE Series
  • Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS

Eric is a product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.  Additionally, he has extensive onshore and offshore trainings in data networks.

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